Advisory committee would improve transparency of OSHA's administration
An advisory committee is being developed to strengthen protections for whistleblowers.
The Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee will advise, consult, and make recommendations on "ways to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and transparency of OSHA's administration of whistleblower protections," according to a statement from OSHA. The committee will advise OSHA on the development and implementation of improved customer service models, enhancements in the investigative and enforcement process, training, and regulations governing OSHA investigations. It also will provide advice on cooperative activities between OSHA and other federal agencies responsible for areas covered by the whistleblower protection statutes enforced by OSHA.
"This new Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee will help our agency sustain an open dialogue with stakeholders and experts and will promote the transparency and accountability that are the cornerstone of this administration," said Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health.
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July 2, 2012
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